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2012: Visit by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan


U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan visits Scott’s Branch High School
March 30, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Congressman Jim Clyburn and former U.S. Education Secretary and South Carolina Governor Richard Riley visited Scott’s Branch High School in Summerton to speak with students about their role in creating a “Corridor of Innovation”.

With support from the Department's Investing in Innovation (i3) grant program, the Riley Institute and  KnowledgeWorks are working with local educators and leaders to implement the New Tech Network high school approach, which can be sustained and replicated to increase college and career readiness, at Scott’s Branch and Colleton County High Schools.  These schools will become training centers for expansion of the New Tech Network across South Carolina.

Clarendon and Colleton Superintendents Rose Wilder and Leila Williams welcomed several guests, including Mick Zais, South Carolina Superintendent of Education; Don Gordon, Executive Director, Riley Institute; Chad Wick, founder and director, KnowledgeWorks; Brian Ross, president and chief executive officer, KnowledgeWorks; and Lydia Dobyns, president, New Tech Network.

Press Coverage:

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